Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights: A national conversation on human rights

This national conversation will ask the community: What makes an effective system of human rights protection for 21st century Australia?

They want to hear different perspectives on how they can ensure that:

  • the community understands human rights and is able to protect them (for themselves and others)
  • communities are resilient and a protective factor against human rights violations
  • law and policy makers explicitly consider the impact on human rights of their decisions and are accountable for this impact
  • robust institutions exist to promote and protect human rights
  • government and the community can work together to fully realise human rights—understanding the respective role of each other
  • public servants, and contracted service providers, see the protection of human rights as core business in exercising their functions
  • other issues that are identified as priorities for human rights protection by the Australian community are addressed.

As the centre-piece of the project, the Australian Human Rights Commission will convene a National Human Rights Summit in mid-2019.

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Topics:
Human Rights, Social Justice, Case Studies

Author:
Australian Human Rights Commission

Date published:
Fri 14th Dec, 2018